This paper reviews the literature on the cross-cultural job interview and highlights the need for theory development. It explores the influence of culture and its impact on the processes and outcomes of the job interview. The paper adopts interpretive theory to understand how participants of the job interview ie the interviewer and candidate, may develop meaningful cultural experiences. It uses symbolic interactionism to examine how the different cultures of the participants may produce their differing experiences which impact on the processes and outcomes of the job interview. The paper concludes with a justification for the development of a grounded theory of culture in the job interview by examining multiple cases of the cross-cultural job interview.